Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Montezuma Castle National Monument Trail

The Montezuma Castle Trail is near Camp Verde, Arizona, between Phoenix and Flagstaff and is near the Montezuma Well site. These sites are accessible along Interstate 17.

The site is along the bank of a creek that provided water and there is room for farming. The site is thought to have been abandoned by the early 1400s. The remains of a second structure, Castle A, are adjacent to the Montezuma Castle.

The trail is a 0.3 mile paved loop along the base of a limestone cliff. In a recess in the cliff, about 100 feet up is the castle. The Sinagua people began building this structure in the 1100s.

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